The Grand Tour of J.M.W. Turner Joseph Mallord William Turner is considered to be one of the greatest British artist of the 19th century and one of Western painting’s monumental figures. He is also often called “the painter of light”. Joseph Mallord William Turner was born in London, England on April 23, 1775, at his parents home on 21 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, in the family of a barber. His father encouraged his pursuit of painting from the early age. In childhood, Joseph became very close to his father. Such strong father-son relations remained until the father’s death in 1829.
Unlike many parents, his father always understood his son’s artistic matters. Later he closed up his shop as a barber, and became a business manager of Josephs finances and career. Turners mother’s was hospitalised for insanity. There is an opinion that this occasion profoundly influenced Turner’s world view and probably made him pessimistic about life. Devotion to painting was one great passion in Josephs life. This is the way he chose and to which he was loyal all his life, forsaking marriage and family. It is known that he would have a few women friends in his lifetime. Turner was a father and had children.
But, being totally absorbed by the art of painting, he did not show particular love for the children, except for providing them financially. It is know that Turner met Sarah Danby. After her husbands death in 1798, she became his mistress in 1799. Although he never lived with her, he did help support her children, and she is believed to have had his first child. He admired women by saying that there were n.
In 2004, the British Journal of Educational Psychology releases a report on a research that was conducted by Eir ini Flouri and Ann Buchanan dealing with the correlation of early interaction of parents and the future assessment of their children in school. Previous to this article, little research was given to the individual long-term contribution that early parent involvement had in a child's ...